HISTORY In 1996 we embarked upon building a traditional Dravidian (South Indian) style temple under the guidance of chief architect Dr. Ganapati Sthapati of Chennai India, a well-known temple builder of international repute. After obtaining the proper permits the construction began in April 1999. Twelve shilpis from Mahabalipuram, India arrived in April 2000 to start Indianization of the temple. The temple complex has two new buildings. The front building is the traditional temple building with two Raja Gopurams (entrance towers) and two Vimana Gopurams (towers) over each of the main Shiva and Vishnu Garbagrahas ( Shrines). The total area of the temple is approximately 6200 Sq Feet. The temple's architectural style belongs to Chola, and Pallava dynasty period (10th century) for Shiva and Parivar shrines, and Vijayanagara dynasty period (12th century) for Venkateshwara and Parivar shrines. The Ayyappa shrine is built according to the Kerala style of architecture.The second building in the back is the community hall, which was inaugurated in April of 2001. It has a seating capacity for 300 people and is available for rent for weddings, various celebrations and cultural activities.Mahakumbhabhishekam and Pranaprathishtapana of our new temple was celebrated during November 23 to 25 of 2001 and is now open to the public. We have four well-trained priests from India conducting daily services in the tradition of Shiva Agama and Pancharathra Agama.The temple is located in Broward County, which is located in South Florida.
From I-75 N: Take Sheridan Street west; make an immediate right on Dykes road. Go past Sterling road. The temple is on the left side. From I-75 S:Take Griffin Road West; make an immediate left on Dykes road. The temple is on the right side. MILESTONES May 1993 Incorporation in the state of Florida as not for profit religious organization after reorganization Aug 1996 Ganesha Homam Jun 1997 Drawing of temple plans by Dr. Ganapati Sthapati of Chennai, India Oct 1997 Balalaya Installation Jun 1998 Shilanyasam by Sri. Sri. Sri. Tridandi Ramanuja chinna jeeyar Swamiji Apr 1999 Beginning of New Construction Apr 2000 Arrival of Indian Shilpis to start Indianization Apr 2001 Inauguration of the community hall Nov 2001 Maha Kumbhabhishekam and Prana prathishtapana of all the deities by Sri Savya sachi Swamigal Nov 2002 Total completion of the temple construction, Indianization of the community hall and return of shilpis Nov 2002 First anniversary of the temple inaguration Nov 2006 Fifth Varshikotsavam MORE ON HINDUISM Hinduism is the World's oldest religion. It's origins are not precisely known. It is several thousand years old and woven intricately into the fabric of daily life of the devout Hindu. The Vedas are it's scriptures and the oldest in the World. Rigveda, the first of the four Vedas, is in a language called Samskritam (also called Sanskrit by many). It takes many years of rigorous study to understand the Vedas and the followon Brahmanas, Upanishads and Aranyakas. The Shiva Vishnu Temple of South Florida strictly follows the Pancharathra Agama for Vishnu and parivaar and Shiva Agama for Shiva and Parivaar, as described in the Vedas. The Bhagavadgeetha written by Vyaasa a few thousand years ago is considered by the Hindus as a sacred text on Hinduism. It is in the form of a dialogue between Sri Krishna who is an incarnation ( avataar) of Vishnu and Arjuna a Prince warrior in the epic Mahaabhaaratham. There are many treatises and commentaries on Hinduism written by scholars over the years. The following are just a few of the dozens of links to Websites on Hinduism for anyone who is interested to learn more on the subject. Advaita http://www.advaita.org/
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